Heng Long Stug 3 MG alteration

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Postby Winalot » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:26 pm

Hi
I have recently purchased a Heng Long Stug III, but was dissapointed to find,
A. The Loaders hatch does not open, despite pics on the Internet, and even on the packaging, showing it open!
B. The MG flashes from the drivers visor! Looks stupid. I took the top off, which is dead easy on this model, only 5 or 6 screws, and none between the tracks, and I found it was possible to remove the led, and feed in into the gun mantlet. I drilled a hole Approx 3mm in the location where the coaxial gun( when Fitted) was mounted. It is tight but with a piece of thin string taped to the led i was able to route it to the front of the mantlet ,next to my hole.
i fixed it in place by pushing foam into the gap. It works fine, and looks good. I finished it off by fitting a tarpaulin weather shield made from old jeans, to hide the wire. Up and down movement is not restricted either.
I understand that the coaxial gun was only fitted to later Stugs, 1944 onwards, and mostly to vehicles with the cast mantlet, but older Stugs with the welded mantlet, could be drilled to fit the gun. Anyway, looks good now.
hope it helps somebody.
winalot
i can post a picture if I can find out how, only just joined this forum!

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Postby Winalot » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:53 pm

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Postby Jofaur86 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:10 pm

Fo the photos,at the bottom of the message there is « options-upload «  attachement,click on it,the «  filename choose file « search in the photos ( phototech) then click on «  place inline « and voila,if too heavy it is indicated and reformatted dimensions!!!!

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Postby midlife306 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:47 am

Or you could use the app Tapatalk, I access the forum from the app & I can post photos directly from my phone with no resizing required at all
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Postby Winalot » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:42 pm

Thank you Wayne, didn’t think I was a dinosaur but compared to a 3 year old, I must be!
I’ll try it
W

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:08 am

Any updates Mr Win?
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